Join el conversatorio tonight

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On May 6, 2021

Elizabeth Lino Cornejo

The arts, languages and philosophy department invites the Spanish-speaking community at S&T to participate in the next el conversatorio event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, via Zoom.

Guest speaker Elizabeth Lino-Cornejo will present a talk titled “Rainbows and Andean Goblins [Mukis]: Oral Tradition in the Peruvian Central Sierra.”

She will talk about storytelling and oral tradition in the Peruvian Región Pasco, Sierra Central. Lino-Cornejo will trace how this rich cultural background has influenced her literary and anthropologic work, namely for her book Turmania en la ciudad invisible.

Lino-Cornejo is an independent researcher focused on memory, testimonio, story-telling and oral tradition, with an educational background in anthropology, literature, and the performing arts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú, and a master’s degree in Anthropology-Andean Studies from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

She has conducted research and gathered testimonios in distinct Andean communities. She is the co-author of the book Oía mentar la Hacienda San Agustín (Premio Andrés Bello de Memoria y Pensamiento Iberoamericano 2006), and the author of the following titles: Nuestros abuelos nos han dicho (First Mention for Artistic Merit in the First Bienal Intercontinental de Arte Indígena Inti Ñan, Ecuador, 2006); Turmania en la ciudad invisible (finalist in the Concurso de Cuento ICPNA, 2008); and Josefina, la mujer en la lucha por la tierra (2014). Her work in the performing arts engages with theater, performance and storytelling.

El Conversatorio is a one-hour informal virtual talk in which guest speakers from different areas of the Spanish-speaking world share their thoughts on current events and issues. After a 15- to 20-minute presentation and a question-and-answer session, participants can join activities in Zoom breakout rooms so they can practice their Spanish.

For more information, please contact Dr. M. Emilia Barbosa, assistant professor of Spanish, at

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